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Review: These crumpets and bread are Genius.

I’ve been wheat free for pretty much 10 years now, I went through a stage of trying it eat it in small amounts but I soon learned that is really wasn’t worth the repercussions. Over these years I have spent a lot of time trying out different wheatfree, gluten free foods. That’s a lot of tasting that has gone on and there has been a lot of not so good wheatfree food around. So when I get the chance to taste and review new products I just love to get involved.

Genius kindly sent me some of their Seeded Sandwich Bread and their Crumpets to try. Now I’ve had the Genius bread before and quite liked it, so I expected this one to be quite good too. It didn’t disappoint. I think the words that burst out of my mouth were “This actually tastes like real bread”. Those of you who have been around the wheat/glutenfree world a while will know what I mean. I found I could eat this on it’s own with no toasting, heating, spreading of butter or anything else on it. Now a bread you can eat straight from the packet is a good bread. I also loved the seeds.

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I used to be a real crumpet girl in my youth. I now make my own, which are different to the shop bought versions as they are fresh and homemade, they are so good I have to make them and quickly freeze some so they don’t all disappear at once! The Genius crumpets are delicious, though obviously not quite as good as my homemade ones 😉 I really enjoyed these.

 

Disclaimer: I was sent these products to try by Genius and was not paid for my review. All views expressed are my own.

 

Review: Sukrin Baking Products – gluten, wheat and sugar free bread and cakes.

Disclaimer: This is an unpaid review, I was sent products to try and have chosen to review them. These are my personal views.

This week I’ve been trying out some products sent to my by Sukrin. It’s a product that I hadn’t heard of until I visited the Allergy Show. Sukrin is a natural sweetener produced by natural fermentation from the glucose found in pears, melons and mushrooms. The manufacturers say that is has 0 calories, 0 carbohydrates and a 0 GI plus is 100% natural.

I’ll admit that I’m not a huge fan of sweeteners and prefer to use naturally sweet products such as dried fruit to add sweetness to my baking or I just use sugar, but I was intrigued by the Sukrin Gold. This looks just like brown sugar, it taste sweeter than brown sugar to me but does taste pleasant and it worked really well in baking.

The items I was more excited about were the bread and cake mixes. Now I’ve tried a lot of gluten free, wheat free breads in my time and I’ve often been disappointed. The bread mix is gluten, wheat, soy, milk and yeast free…. the packet tells me it has only 1g carbohydrate and 58 calories per slice but is high in fibre content. Made with sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and flax seeds plus fibre from sugar beet, chicory and peas, pea protein, almond flour and surkin this bread just doesn’t just sound superhealthy it tastes supergood. I found it easy to make and it had a great texture, the major bonus, it tasted like bread! If doesn’t make a large loaf and as you would expect as a nutty taste to it bit I really enjoyed it.

Dietitian UK: Sukrin Bread

The cake mix is sugar, wheat and gluten free. Using ground almonds instead of wheat flour and sukrin plus sucralose instead of sugar it was be used as a base for a whole range of cakes. I simply added cocoa powder and made it into cupcakes. These rose well, looked great and had a lovely texture. The taste was for me a little too sweet but I don’t have a sweet tooth so that may just be my personal preference.

Dietitian UK: Sukrin Chocolate Muffins

Overall I really enjoyed tasting and testing these products and was impressed with them.